James Langer's Best Poetry Books
Posted on July 7, 2011
As promised during the Radio Fiddlehead podcast, here is a list of my ten favorite poetry collections published in Britain and Ireland over the past decade (in no particular order). This isn't pretending to be a "Best Of" list by any means, so if you're reading this and notice something's missing, feel free to fill in my blanks.
Simon Armitage, The Universal Home Doctor
Alice Oswald, Dart
Paul Muldoon, Maggot
Sean O’Brien, The Drowned Book
Geoffrey Hill, Speech! Speech!
Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gospels
Kathleen Jamie, The Tree House
Paul Farley, Tramp in Flames
Glynn Maxwell, The Nerve
Michael Longley, The Weather in Japan
Favorite Debuts: Emma Jones, The Striped World and Nick Laird, To a Fault
Poetry Editor, The Fiddlehead